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centigrade

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cen=ti=grade

CIDE DICTIONARY

centigradea. [L. centum a hundred + gradus degree: cf. F. centigrade.].
     Consisting of a hundred degrees; graduated into a hundred divisions or equal parts.  [1913 Webster]
Centigrade thermometer, a thermometer having the zero or 0 at the point indicating the freezing state of water, and the distance between that and the point indicating the boiling state of water divided into one hundred degrees. It is called also the Celsius thermometer, from Anders Celsius, the originator of this scale.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

centigrade, adj.
1 = CELSIUS.
2 having a scale of a hundred degrees.

Usage
In sense
1 Celsius is usually preferred in technical use.
Etymology
F f. L centum hundred + gradus step

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